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DELABELING PENICILLIN ALLERGY THROUGH ORAL CHALLENGES

In the latest episode of the AAAAI Podcast, dive deeper into the discussion of penicillin allergies. This is a useful episode for allergists, primary care providers and anyone with their own suspected penicillin allergy. By giving amoxicillin to patients with a history of reported mild reactions to penicillin, Dr. Jerschow demonstrated that 97% of patients […]

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Exercise Induced Asthma

Do you cough, wheeze and have a tight chest or shortness of breath when you exercise? If yes, you may have exercise-induced asthma or exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). This happens when the tubes that bring air into and out of your lungs narrow with exercise, causing symptoms of asthma. The video below will give you an […]

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PENICILLIN ALLERGIES: OVER-DIAGNOSED AND UNDER-ADDRESSED

Are you among the 10% of the population who report having a penicillin allergy? This patient-centered episode discusses why 90% of those who report a penicillin allergy are not truly allergic. Listen to expert Kimberly G. Blumenthal, MD, MSc, FAAAAI, discuss the complicated reasons why penicillin allergies are over-reported and the many ways in which […]

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NAVIGATING THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES

Travel, exposure to winter triggers and inconsistent use of medications can all cause asthma and allergy symptoms to flare around the holidays. In this patient-centered podcast, Mitchell H. Grayson, MD, FAAAAI, provides useful information and practical tips to make sure everyone’s holiday season is filled with fun instead of sniffles. Click here to listen to […]

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Flu shot safe for people with egg allergies, guidelines say – CNN

According to CNN, a new paper published by Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology found that a flu shot can be used for people with egg allergies. Read the full post here.

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Children Once In Danger Of Flu Shot Can Get Vaccinated

Flu vaccine is safe for those with severe egg allergy ARLGINTON HEIGHTS, Ill (January 11, 2012) – The flu is responsible for the hospitalization of more than 21,100 children under the age of five annually. Yet according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), up to 2 percent of children may not […]

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BOO! at the Zoo

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  Allergy Specialists of Knoxville (ASK) joins BOO! at the Zoo for Knoxville’s largest Halloween event on October 19-22, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. This not-too-scary event features entertainment and costumed characters. Stop by our booth or call 865-588-2753 for more information on environmental and food allergies and asthma.    

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Fighting fall allergies? Bring it.

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These five tips will make you the victor in your battle against fall allergies. It may seem as though every fall your allergies get the best of you rather than you coming out on top. Sneezing, wheezing, runny noses and itchy eyes can leave you feeling run down and defeated.“If it feels as though your […]

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Poison Ivy Allergy: What You Need to Know

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If your mother always said: “leaves of three, let it be,” she knew what she was talking about. Direct skin contact with poison ivy is a common cause of allergic contact dermatitis, which manifests as a rash that can be agonizingly itchy and long-lasting. Some essential facts about poison ivy and poison oak rashes: • […]

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Seasonal Allergies: Nip Them in the Bud

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Spring means flower buds and blooming trees — and if you’re one of the millions of people who have seasonal allergies, it also means sneezing, congestion, a runny nose and other bothersome symptoms. Seasonal allergies — also called hay fever and allergic rhinitis — can make you miserable. But before you settle for plastic flowers […]

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